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Boyz 'N The Hood

Rated R for language, violence and sensuality.

R In Theaters 07/12/1991 , 112min.
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Ultra socially responsible, sometimes to the point of playing like a laundry list of difficulties faced specifically by the urban black community. Full Review
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
It will often tear at the heart too -- at least, when it doesn't feel like the rap equivalent of a classroom lecture. Full Review
Elvis Mitchell
The New York Times
The film's strength is that it sustains an intimate and realistic tone. Mr. Fishburne, who is called upon to deliver several lectures, manages to do so with enormous dignity and grace, and makes Furious a compelling role model, someone on whom the whole film easily pivots. Full Review
Julie Salamon
Wall Street Journal
Mr. Singleton is a very good storyteller, but every once in a while he stops his story cold with speeches. You can feel the audience lost interest, as though a commercial has suddenly popped on screen. [18 July 1991, p.A9(E)] Full Review
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
Yes, the denouement is disturbing, but it is rather too calculatedly so, and too insistently underlined by an overly sentimental Stanley Clarke score. [12 July 1991] Full Review

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